Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

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foe_clean_air_0021-previewFriends of the Earth Scotland has published a list of Scotland’s most polluted streets in 2016, showing that streets in many parts of Scotland continue to have unsafe and illegal levels of toxic pollution seven years after a legal deadline and despite a Government plan to comply with clean air obligations.

This includes Dumbarton Road and Hope Street here in Glasgow which are among the 9 most polluted streets for nitrogen dioxide emissions.

There are now a total of 38 Pollution Zones in Scotland where air quality safety standards are regularly broken, up from 33 last year. In 2016 new official Pollution Zones were declared in Linlithgow and Newton in West Lothian, Johnstone and Renfrew in Renfrewshire, with another new one in Edinburgh’s Salamander Street coming into force later this month.

Levels of air pollution in our cities is causing an unacceptable public health crisis. FoE Scotland are asking you to write to the party leaders of Scotland’s cities today asking them to make an election pledge to deal with air pollution by developing plans for a Low Emission Zone and investing in walking and cycling in their city.

20161128_vp_placemakingFollowing on from the Community Placemaking event that was held back in late November at Scotstoun Stadium the consultants have written up all the findings which are now available on the City Council website.

Community Placemaking is a process to:

  • design a public space together with the communities and stakeholders;
  • engage in a collaborative process so that all interests can be addressed in a holistic way; and
  • ensure that the public space is valued and used.

and the aim of the Community Placemaking exercise is:

  • to find a shared vision
  • to design an action plan
The participants completed an initial welcome survey (see image below) and then they were divided into five groups to identify the strengths and weaknesses of Victoria Park relating to the following five themes shown below. The participants had an opportunity to contribute to each of the themes and they were also required to agree three key priorities which they felt needed to be addressed (see image below)
  1. People, equality and diversity
  2. Green and open spaces
  3. Facilities  and buildings
  4. Range and type of activities
  5. Park management

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pop_scotstoun_header_2017Play On Pedals will be running free drop-in sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre, 112 Danes Drive, G14 9HY over the next 3 months.

Play On Pedals aims to provide every nursery child in the city the opportunity to try riding a bike before they get to primary school. All sessions are free and are aimed at under-5s. All the equipment will be provided and there is no need to book – so just pop along and have a great time!

The sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre will take place from 1-3pm on the following Sundays:

  • 15 January
  • 5, 12 and 26 February
  • 12 and 26 March.

There are sessions in other locations in Glasgow too – more details on the following poster pop_scotstoun_2017 or in the images below…

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GreenGymLogoThe West Glasgow Green Gym re-starts this week undertaking a range of activities to help improve the environment in various locations across the west of Glasgow. The Green Gym runs on a Wednesday from 11am to 2pm. Forthcoming dates and locations are shown below. For all dates in January please meet at Phoenix Centre, Monymusk Pl, G15 8JH

  • Wed 11 Jan – Phoenix Centre – tidying up the grounds and then going down to Garscadden woods to have a walk and litterpick
  • Wed 18 Jan – Cleddans Burn – litterpicking along the path
  • Wed 25 Jan – Garscadden Woods – litterpicking along the edge of the woods

For more information please contact Drumchapel LIFE on 0141 944 6004 or download the flyer westglasgowgreengym_jan2017

knightswoodbmx_consultation_imageGlasgow Life are holding a public consultation event about the proposed Knightswood BMX centre from 4-9pm on Thursday 19 January 2017 at Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road G13 3DD.

The proposed facility will see the creation of the first Olympic standard BMX track in Scotland consisting of 8m and 5m start ramps to accommodate all levels of riders. It is the only new venue being built ahead of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and will complete the city’s portfolio of cycle sport venues as well as increasing the profile of cycling across the country. It’s construction means that young people will be able to learn all four cycling disciplines across the city –  mountain biking at Cathkin Braes, road and track at the Velodrome and BMX at Knightswood Park.

To find out more about the proposed development please come along to the event and speak to representastives from Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life and Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Alternatively please contact Julia Lapthorn, the Programme Officer, on knightswoodbmx@glasgow.gov.uk or 0141 287 0993. You can download the poster here knightswoodbmxcentre_consultationposter_jan17

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wgp_issue4_headerIssue 4 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news is out now! It has been a few months since Issues 3 but a lot has been happening so read on to find out more!

This is the first issue as part of our Cycle Friendly Communites project and includes feedback from our launch event which we held back in September.

The latest issue is full of useful info about cycling in and around Glasgow including info about Drumchapel Cycle Hub, Go Bike cycle rides, advice to help you cycling in the winter and news of the Cycling Taskforce set up by Scottish Ministers. There is also information about Bike Polite – the campaign to promote considerate cycling.

wgp_issue4_coverAnd we have some exciting news about the Cycle Friendly Awards coming soon too so keep your eyes on the blog!

So what are you waiting for – download the newsletter here – wegopedal_news_issue4_dec2016 – and you will find copies popping up in various places in the local area including community centres, medical centres and libraries.

We’d really like to hear you feedback on the newsletter so once you’ve had a chance to read it let us know what you think – and if there’s anything you would like to see in future issues just let us know!

wsha_logoWe are also very grateful to Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Association who have kindly sponsored this issue of the newsletter. They have also included a copy of the We Go Pedal news with their own newsletter which gets sent to all their tenants.

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scotstouncc_naturetrail_cleanup_nov16Scotstoun Community Council are holding their first community clean up of the New Year at 9.30am on Saturday 14 January. The clean up will take place along Dumbarton Road from Balmoral Street to Harland Street and the volunteers will be meeting at 9.30am at Cafe Taste on Dumbarton Road.

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided but if you have your own gloves and sturdy footwear then please bring them along.

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on scotscoco@gmail.com

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Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
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